Deluxe Cottage in Historic Village Nr St. Andrews & Edinburgh
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Situated centrally, in a quiet street, in the Fife village of Falkland, this stone built cottage was built around 1850 and is beautifully presented. The ground floor comprises entrance hallway,comfortable lounge with front and rear windows, bathroom with Mira shower and well fitted modern kitchen with door to courtyard garden. The first floor has two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes with attractive views of the East Lomond Hills.
Falkland has immense character with cobbled streets and crow stepped gable houses. Falkland Palace is a short walk away and open to the public through the National Trust For Scotland.
This popular tourist village has coffee shops, eating places, traditional pubs and craft shops situated around the High Street. There is also a nine hole golf course a short walk from the cottage.
There are numerous country walks nearby including one through the Falkland Estate and a walk up the East Lomond Hills.
Please note the normal changeover day is a Saturday, but other days may be available by arrangement.
The magnificent Royal Palace of Falkland was built by James IV and James V between 1450 and 1541 as their country residence. Why not visit the palace and gardens during your stay? Open March - October.
The vibrant city of Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and attractions include Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia, The National Galleries of Scotland and Deep Sea World.In August there is the International Festival and Fringe Festival.38 miles.
This is the home of golf as well as the location of Scotland's oldest university, a ruined castle and the remains of the impressive St Andrews Cathedral.Only 20 miles away.
The great Abbey of Dunfermline was founded in the 11th century by Queen Margaret and the nearby Abbey (church) is the last resting place of many Scottish kings and queens.
FIFE'S BEAUTIFUL BEACHES
Fife boasts some wide expanses of beach and sand dunes.
VIRGIN HOT AIR BALLOONING
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'A warm, comfortable, welcoming well appointed cottage. We found the village and surrounding areas conducive to our writing and provided us with creativity and motivation. The people have been friendly and the effort the village residents put in keeping Falkland's charm is much appreciated. Thank you'
-Annette and Val, New South Wales, Australia.
'Don't want to leave! The cottage is a gem-you've thought of everything. It's so well equipped and very comfortable-all the added extras are brilliant. Falkland is also a gem-It's been a great place to come and unwind. Friendly, helpful folk and a Golf course to suite us holiday golfers a treat.'
-Sheila Cornall & family, Chesham, Bucks, England.
'Braehead Cottage was like a dream come true.It was the best place we stayed during our 28 day UK tour.Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness and attention to detail in making a historic cottage in a beautiful village so modern, comfortable and convenient!
We'll be back and will recommend Braehead to family and friends.'
-Kerry, Lynne & Sarah Nugent, Penn Valley, California, USA.
'A perfect Scottish experience.Golf, good food, wonderful castles-and a beautiful cottage.Thank you so much!'
-Tony and Tammy,Vancouver,Canada
'Thank you for the warm and welcoming 'gift' of Braehead Cottage.The village is so amazing to explore-the people so friendly.It was a perfect week!We hope someday to return.'
-Marie and Stan Beard,La Jolla,California,USA
Parking is readily available on street or nearby in a free car park (24 hours).
SHOPS AND EATING PLACES
Within a short walk there is a small village store selling basic essentials, including newspapers and a bakery selling fresh produce. They are both open 7 days a week with the store opening until 8.00pm on Saturday.
There are several eating places in Falkland, all within a few minutes walk including pubs and hotels serving traditional Scottish food.
FOR YOUR ARRIVAL:-
We provide free tea and coffee to start you off on your holiday.
There are cooking ingredients (cooking oil, herbs, flour etc ) supplied free.
Please help yourself to a dram or two of the whisky!
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- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 4
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Hot Air Ballooning
ReviewsWrite a review
We so enjoyed our week long stay at Braehead Cottage! The cottage was just as described only better. We enjoyed the little stove in the cosy livingroom, bed was comfortable, bath spacious and kitchen well equiped. Lorraine was helpful and has a lovely place. The town was great. All the people we met couldn't have been nicer. Go to the Lomond Tavern for great meals and plenty of it. Say hi to Jack, Ronnie & all the gang there. They are just great! We missed them when our week was up. The palace in town is beautiful,a nice golf course within walking, nice pubs & restaurants and walks around the town give you a feeling of belonging. I would go back to this town and cottage tomorrow! Thanks Lorraine for sharing this part of your world :)
- Guest Vicki
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks very much for your kind words.It is always nice to be appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed yourself and you are welcome back to Braehead Cottage any time.
The cottage was exactly as described and our 4 day stay here was extremely delightful. The location made it easy for us to travel throughout Scotland and we loved the quaint city the cottage was located in. The folks at the local pubs seem to enjoy us as much as we enjoyed talking to them over a pint or two! The cottage was cozy and well stocked with the basic provisions making it easy for us to cook a few simple meals. We would highly recommend staying here and would stay here again should our travels take us back to Scotland. The owners were great to work with! thank you for helping make our trip to Scotland memorable.
- Guest Sharon
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 06/02/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Hi Sharon, Your comments are really appreciated.I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back any time.Thanks again. Lorraine
I love this place!Guest comment entered by owner
I love this place!
I'm tempted to say that everything was terrrible and never go to Falkland - but that would be just because I want to keep it all to myself!! I LOVE this place!! As for the cottage it may be a few hundred years old but it's clean and well equipped for modern living. Cupboards have plenty household necessities, including some basic foods and even a bottle of wine welcome gift from the owner (thanks!). It's pleasantly decorated and there's a lovely hill view from the upstairs bedrooms. How wonderful it was to lie in bed listening to the waterfeature out back and the chimes of the church clock in the village centre (100 yds away). Even the neighbours introduced themselves and made us feel at home. The main village craft centre is just two doors away and filled to the brim with delightful souvenirs. The owner, Tim constantly changes stock so you're guaranteed to see something new every day you go in there. There are three pubs in the village. Our favourite was the Lomond Tavern. A stroll through the beautiful Falkland Estate takes you up to the waterfall at Maspie Den (you can walk behind it), or to the Pillars of Hercules organic cafe and farm. You can always climb Falkland Hill, if you're so inclined, to see panoramic views of Fife and towards Edinburgh. But best of all is simply the care the community take as a whole to show their village in the best light possible. This place is reknowned for their flower displays and it's just gorgeous. There's even a little buggy that drives round in the evening watering all the hanging baskets. Plenty tearooms, homebaking, and scones with jam. A short drive along to the East Neuk and ask one of the local fisherman to bring you some live lobsters and crabs from their catch. Large town of Glenrothes is a ten minute drive, and from there you can catch a bus to the big cities or further afield. Finally don't miss out on the palace and gardens. I took the audio tour and it was worth the extra money.
- Guest Lorraine and Howard ,Georgia,USA
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 09/11/11
We stayed at Braehead Cottage for just three nights - I wish it had been longer! We traveled from the US for our first trip to the UK and drove to Scotland after 4 nights in London. After our long drive, it was just wonderful to enter the little town of Falkland and then step into Braehead Cottage. The cottage is charming with all the modern amenities you could want. The photos do not do it justice, it is even better. The location is fantastic as well.....the town looks like something out of a Thomas Kinkaide painting! Shops, restaurants, and the lovely castle are all within short walking distance....and everyone we met was so friendly! From Falkland we visited Edinburgh, Stirling, and St. Andrews. Falkland was a great base for exploring the area and it really gives you that "I'm in Scotland!" feel. I only wish we had stayed longer. We plan on visiting the UK again and spending more time in Scotland and I would definitely consider staying at Braehead again. The owner provided so much information on the area and it was a pleasure to communicate with her. I can not express how much i enjoyed staying in this beautiful home in this beautiful town! I highly recommend it!!!!
- Guest Jeanette
- Date of stay 09/08/10
- Review Submitted 10/02/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
BRAEHEAD COTTAGE, FALKLAND SCOTLAND was the VERY BEST Holiday Home that we have ever stayed in, and that includes our accomodations in England,Ireland, Wales,France(as well as many states in the USA)and even our own Holiday Home in the Bahamas! The Cottage is so very beautifully decorated,sparkling clean, and had EVERYTHING we would need...we literally could have left two of our suitcases at home, packed with things we thought we would need, that were already there waiting for us to use! A washer and dryer was just one of many pleasant suprises that awaited us, including a private patio with many lushious plants,a waterfall fountain, patio table/chairs, sunshine(70's) and view of the hang-gliders off the large hill behind us...we say hill because we live in the Rocky Mountains at 8,000ft! Our host and hostess also left us an assortment of Scotish goodies on the kitchen counter for us to eat and drink! Being less then 20 miles from St.Andrews for golfing was a big plus, but just staying in the beautiful town of Falkland and enjoying the nine hole course there was great! We also enjoyed long walks in the breath-taking country side,the service on Sunday in the 17th Century church(as well as exploring the 16th C Palace)and meeting all the friendly people right there...some in the evenings at the Stag Inn,just around the corner from our Cottage. We are already looking forward to coming again,as we got MUCH MORE then our monies worth,and have already highly recommended Braehead Cottage to all our family and friends. The Smith's from Colorado, USA
- Guest Dan & Carolyn Smith
- Date of stay 11/01/09
- Review Submitted 11/01/09
Guest comment entered by owner
I want to thank you for the lovely cottage you could use in Falkland. I think we have some experience in Scotland, as we stayed there 4 years in a row and each time used three cottages for a week. Your place in Falkland is one of the best we ever had. Falkland is very interesting and full of culture and history. We loved it to have been there. Thanks for the whiskey taste, I loved the Glenrothes and brought some bottles to the Netherlands, bought in that very well sorted shop in Cupar, Luvian's.
- Guest Ger and Theo Houba
- Date of stay 06/06/09
- Review Submitted 06/06/09
Weeks beginning Mar 30-May 25 2013...£525/week Weeks beginning Jun 01-Aug 31 2013...£630/week Weeks beginning Aug 07-Oct 19 2013...£525/week Weeks beginning Oct 26-Dec 14 2013...£420/week Dec 21-Dec 28 2013...£630/week Christmas & New Year flexible breaks available
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- Nearest Airport: Edinburgh at 35 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Newcastle at 153 Miles
- Nearest Train: Ladybank at 4 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: M90 at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Leven at 12 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Stag Inn at 80 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Falkland Golf Club at 0.4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Lomond Tavern at 80 Metres
BRAEHEAD COTTAGE 4 STAR SCOTTISH TOURIST BOARD GRADING
BRAEHEAD COTTAGE LIVING ROOM
BRAEHEAD COTTAGE BATHROOM
BRUCE FOUNTAIN FALKLAND just around the corner from BRAEHEAD COTTAGE
High Street Falkland-long ago-organic pollution !
Lomond Tavern Falkland
Why not go on a trip for fish and chips to Anstruther?
Ladybank Golf Course
The historic village of Falkland
BRAEHEAD COTTAGE DOUBLE BEDROOM
BRAEHEAD COTTAGE KITCHEN
HIGH STREET FALKLAND a short stroll from BRAEHEAD COTTAGE
Pillars-organic cafe,shop,restaurant etc
Detail on House Falkland
Gatehouse at Falkland Estate
Kind Kyttock's Kitchen Falkland
Old Fife map
The Big Tent. Falkland's annual environmental festival held over 2 days in July.
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